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Sitecore Frontend Developer

Location: Kansas City, Kansas.
Company Description:

Our Story

Merkle is a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company across several key verticals. For 30+ years, Fortune 1,000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with us to build and optimize strategic customer portfolio value. Our history positions us as a global leader in 1st-party, identify-driven marketing. With 12,000+ dedicated employees across 50+ global offices, Merkle’s growth rate continues to outpace the market, with 2021 global net revenue of over two billion.

Merkle is an agency of dentsu International. Dentsu’s mission is to help clients navigate, progress, and thrive in a world of change. Businesses rely on dentsu’s integrated network of agencies and specialized practices to champion meaningful progress through creative, media, commerce, data and technology. dentsu international comprises 66,000 diverse people in 143 countries.

Why Join Us?

Merkle is the leader in data-driven performance marketing.  We help brands achieve tremendous competitive advantage. We thrive because we employ the best in the business. Merkle’s energy lives in everything we do, and it shows in the way we deliver to our clients.  Click here to learn more about our culture. Additionally, we’re recognized as top global partners by some of the world’s leading technology firms including Google, AWS, Salesforce, Adobe and more.

Job Description:

Merkle is seeking a talented Sitecore Frontend Developer to contribute to a dynamic team building Sitecore-based web and native app solutions within our Experience Platforms group. This role will work with our development, creative, user experience, and project management teams to develop and deploy cutting-edge websites with innovative technologies. 
 
The successful candidate will have an understanding of core JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Experience utilizing technologies like Webpack, Babel, Node, and Sitecore are preferred. We strive to find developers who have a passion for front-end technologies. This passion is reflected in the quality of work we deliver and the foundation for the rich and engaging front-end community we all benefit from. A natural curiosity to explore new technology and the determination and strength to rise to challenges are attributes that resonate well on our team. It is imperative, as a member of our front-end discipline, that you find enjoyment in empowering your teams and the greater front-end community, sharing knowledge, advocating for quality and best practices, and a personal desire to invest in your own knowledge base and skills.


Responsibilities

  • Be an active member of our team and contribute to internal tools and team processes through independent research and hands-on development
  • Write modular and maintainable HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for mid to large scale websites
  • Work collaboratively with BA's, Designers, Engineers, and other project team members to help deliver high quality design, business, and strategic outcomes
  • Maintain design integrity across various screens, devices, and CMS use cases
  • Manage time effectively to meet deadlines and commitments
Qualifications:

We expect you to confidently tick the following:

  • At least 3 years of demonstrated professional front-end experience
  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to develop performant and maintainable frontend solutions
  • Experience building mid-large scale web applications using vanilla JavaScript and frameworks such as React
  • Knowledge of modern JS and CSS frameworks and scaffolding
  • The ability to collaborate across teams & build professional relationships with managers, peers, and stakeholders
  • A willingness to continually learn diverse technologies, techniques, and front-end topics
  • A working knowledge of browser/client discrepancies and supported features
  • Knowledge of website performance considerations and performance tooling
  • Knowledge of accessibility and WCAG standards
  • Experience working across CMS platforms
  • Knowledge of agile principles – scrum, backlog, etc.

Preferred

  • Experience in modular web development, preferably Atomic Design and Storybook
  • Experience with CSS tooling such as CSS Modules, PostCSS, Sass, or Less
  • Working knowledge of vanilla Javascript without a heavy reliance on libraries and frameworks
  • Experience with a JavaScript testing framework such as Mocha, Jest, or Jasmine
  • Experience with Webpack or similar build tools and module bundlers
  • Experience with Headless Architecture and the Server-Client Rendering Spectrum
  • Experience with Jamstack, Next.js, and GraphQL
  • Experience developing websites powered by Sitecore
  • Experience working with distributed and remote teams
Additional Information:

At Merkle, we have created a great place to work by sticking to our core belief that a great company is built around great people and great results.

dentsu “eight ways” shape and guide the way we do things here, so that, together, we can achieve the ‘never before’ for our clients, for society and for each other. 

We dream loud.

We inspire change.

We team without limits.

We all lead.

We make it real.

We climb high.

We choose excitement.

We are a force for good. 

We are dentsu. 

Diversity is embedded in who we are and all that we do: our mindset, our solutions, and our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable environment. We put our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. Our differences make us richer and enable stronger relationships with each other and foster greater impact for our clients. We engage with our communities to drive positive social impact by fostering equity and working to create a digital society that works for all. Merkle, an agency of Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at Merkle, a dentsu agency.  

This job description is a summary of the essential functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description. Other duties, as assigned by the supervisor, might be part of the job. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. No sponsorship is available for this position.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $72,000k - $106,000k. Salary is based on various factors, including relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geography. A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and other benefits also are available. For more information regarding dentsu benefits, please visit https://dentsubenefitsplus.com/. 

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About dentsu international

Part of Dentsu Group, Dentsu International is a network designed for what’s next, helping clients predict and plan for disruptive future opportunities and create new paths to growth in the sustainable economy. Dentsu delivers people-focused solutions and services to drive better business and societal outcomes. This is delivered through five global leadership brands - Carat, Dentsu Creative, dentsu X, iProspect and Merkle, each with deep specialisms.

Dentsu International’s radically collaborative team of diverse creators unifies people, clients and capabilities through horizontal creativity to help clients create culture, change society, and invent the future.

Powered by 100% renewable energy, Dentsu International operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 46,000 dedicated specialists, and partners with 95 of the top 100 global advertisers.
www.dentsu.com

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying. 

More Information:

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